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Ian Rice
Ian  Rice

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Huntsville, Ala.

High School:
Madison Academy

Last College:
Chipola College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
C

Experience:
TR

B-T:
R-R


HONORS & AWARDS
2015 The American All-Academic Team
2015 American All-Tournament Team









JUNIOR (2015)
Was Houston's starting catcher, appearing in 55 games with 51 starts behind the dish...Led team and finished second in the conference with a .427 on-base percentage...Tallied a team-high 46 walks to rank eighth all-time in a single-season...Hit .255 on the year with nine doubles and three homeruns, slugging .364...Belted his first career homerun as a Cougar in his first at-bat of the year vs. Minnesota (Feb. 13)...Went on to drive in a season-high four RBI in that game...Crushed a game-tying homerun in the ninth vs. UConn to force extra innings (May 14)...Had 11 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games...Finished the year on an 11-game active on-base streak...Had three, 3+ RBI games...Went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in win at Tulane (May 3)...Drove in a pair on three hits in a 17-3 win vs. Memphis in the American Championship (May 23) en route to being named to the All-Tournament Team...Had a hit in all three NCAA Houston Regional games... Helped Cougars to an American Athletic Conference title, their second consecutive 40-win season and to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament...Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 29th Round (No. 863) of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

CHIPOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE
Played two seasons for Chipola College in Marianna, Florida out of the Panhandle Conference...Hit .330 with 11 homeruns and 51 RBI during spring 2014...Named First Team All-State...Honored as Panhandle Conference Defensive Player of the Year...Drafted in the 21st Round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Boston Red Sox...Played summer 2014 in the Cape Cod League...Was named the Cal Ripken Collegiate League MVP and All-Star in summer 2013,

HIGH SCHOOL
Was a four-year letterwinner for Madison Academy in Alabama, Ala...Totaled 173 career hits and 53 doubles...Named 2012 Team MVP and to the All-State and All-Metro Team...Played an integral role in 2009 State Championship and on the 2010-11 State Runner-up Team,

PERSONAL
Full name is Ian Douglas Rice...Born August 19, 1993...Son of Sheila and David Rice...Has two siblings, Jessie and Caitlin...Majoring in economics,

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